In Modern Islamic Political Thought, Hamid Enayat discusses the major currents in twentieth-century Islamic political thought. Although the work. Modern Islamic Political Thought. By: Hamid Enayat Foreword: Roy Mottahedeh Media of Modern Islamic Political Thought. See larger image. ‘Hamid Enayat was a scholar of great depth and breadth He had devoted his life to intellectual history and was as well read in secular as in lslamic sources.

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Now historical scholarship is poised to examine the sincerity of the next generation of reformists. In other words, Egyptian modernists, in order to disarm traditionalist criticism, should have been more dissimulating.

Modern Islamic Political Thought

And the foreign influence is pervasive, although one more readily detects traces of Marx than of Montesquieu. Enayat studies the political differences between the two main schools in Islam–Shi’ism and Sunnism, how their ideas have evolved thouvht recent times and how far they have moved from confrontation to convergence.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description Enayat describes and interprets some of the major Islamic political ideas, examining the differences between the two main schools in Islam – Shi’ism and Sunnism.

Modern Islamic political thought

To buttress this belief, Enayat feels obliged to shield the icons from the iconoclasts. Professor of Anthropology Erik Trinkaus. The concept of the Islamic state. Enayat dwells on the ease with which these divines discarded their allegiance to the deposed caliph, and accepted the abolition as a fair accompli.


Review quote “This title will for long remain a classic and redoubtable piece of scholarship Enayat conveys, in the subtlest language, his personal conviction that this battered modernism is not a spent force, that a balance can yet be struck between authenticity and accommodation.

Yet Enayat will not concede the role of political exigency in the gestation of political thought, apparently because that thought is today in dire need of the credential of sincerity. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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The Revolution Betrayed Leon Trotsky. In this book, Hamid Enayat provides an answer by describing and interpreting some of the major Islamic political ideas, especially those expressed by Iranians and Egyptians, as well as thinkers from Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

The Byzantine Commonwealth Emeritus Professor. Page 11 – We consider that the Caliphate is contractually assumed by that person of the ‘Abbasid house who is charged with it, and that the function of government in the various lands is carried out by means of Sultans, who owe allegiance to the Consider Murtada Mutahhari, whom Enayat credits with inspiring this book.

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Modern Islamic Political Thought. In this book, Hamid Enayat provides Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of For dogmatism is the rage.


A professor of philosophy at Tehran University, Mutahhari was deeply involved in progressive reformist societies, secured the rank of ayatullah after the revolution, and became a leading light in the new order. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Modern Islamic political thought

Professor islqmic History Edward A Alpers. Enayat’s classic work, a lucid and well argued interpretation of modern Islamic political thought, remains indispensable for an understanding of the current politics of the Muslim world. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Professor of History Mark Finnane. Rousseau, Spencer, Leroy-Beaulieu, etc.

He passes in silence over polihical work of political historians who suggest that the book was written to thwart a scheme of the Egyptian royal house to claim the caliphate, and was regarded by contemporaries not as a theoretical inquiry but as a partisan tract.

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